Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Be good to yourself...

This post is for no other reason than to remind you to love and accept yourself just the way you are. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's so easy to run around full speed ahead forgetting what this time is truly all about. It's about family and relationships. It's about traditions. It's about appreciating the loved ones in your life and making memories. Just take some time, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax. Be in this moment.

Tropical Christmas!

Sorry posts have been few and far between...I have my hands full with work, a 5 month old and a 3 yr old, a hubby (he counts as one of the kids), Jack, and preparing for a month long visit to see the in-laws in Louisiana. With Christmas in mind, I found these little goodies for you...

If you're like me, and decorating by the sea (ug, had to do it!) then you might fancy these tropical inspired ideas. I do love traditional holiday decor, but I am forever influenced by anything coastal. Will be away for a while, but don't forget about me. I won't forget about you. Have a beautiful holiday season!
Images via Coastal Living

Monday, December 8, 2008

The gift that keeps on giving...

Every Christmas we all try and think of thoughtful gift ideas for our loved ones. And most of us are so lucky to not *truly* need all that much. The Smile Train is one of the greatest charities I have ever been involved with. All of your donation goes to repairing cleft lips for children living in such horrid conditions that we cannot even fathom. I can't think of a better gift than forever changing the lives of innocent children. This season, please consider giving a gift that really will keep on giving. Who knows how many lives will be touched and what kind of domino effect it will have. It doesn't take much to have a huge impact if we all just give a little. Please click here to donate. Holiday cards will be given to your loved ones on behalf of the children.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Furry Friends!

This is dedicated to the one I love...this is dedicaaaaated, this is dedicaaaated, dedicaaaated to the one I love. Jack, you are the greatest rescue ever. I love how you demand affection and punch us with your paws until you get it. A man who knows what he wants. And the way you kiss us with your champion long tongue until blisters form. And how you are always under my feet whilst trying to make dinner. I don't tell you enough, but Mama loves you. (But Daddy still has to clean up after you! :) )

I know you bloggers love your fuzzballs out there as much as I do!

Eye candy...

I have been MIA for quite a while now! Sorry about that! :) Turkey Day and a horrid stomach virus had me quite busy. I'm sure we are all very preoccupied with the fun and craziness of the holidays but I wanted to share some eye candy with you to soothe your senses. I just love these images...especially the cozy nook bedroom. I keep casually mentioning this to my hubby hoping he will pick up on my hints and get to work! he he